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In the Practice with Virginia Cumberbatch


In the Practice with Virginia Cumberbatch

Join In the Practice Host Kelly Krause and community leader, activist, and author Virginia Cumberbatch on Thursday, January 31 from 8am-9:30am at lululemon downtown as they discuss Virginia's role in community building and advocating for equality.

As a creative, scholar and organizer, Virginia’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and storytelling. Virginia has served as Director of Community Engagement and Social Equity for The University of Texas at Austin's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, since 2016, helping drive the university's vision to become less of an ivory tower, and more of a community anchor addressing issues of access and equity. Virginia is also the co-founder of Rosa Rebellion a platform for creative activism by and for women of color.

About Virginia Cumberbatch

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Virginia is a founding board member of Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District and is currently a Global Shaper (part of the World Economic Forum), on the board of KLRU (PBS), and was vital in re-launching the National Urban League's Young Professionals program in Austin. In 2017, she was appointed to and is currently serving on the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias. Given her commitment to disrupt systemic racism and build resources for inclusive practices, she's spoken at SXSWEDU, TEDxUWA, Q Commons, and the University of Western Australia's Social Impact Conference. She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League of Austin Social Justice Award and the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs. She co-authored the book As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at The University of Texas at Austin, which was published in the spring of 2018.She holds a B.A. in history from Williams College and a M.A. in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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